University of Zurich

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 78
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 90


  • The University of Zurich (UZH) was founded in 1833 and is the first university in Europe to be established by the state rather than by a monarch or church.
  • In 1867, Zurich University was the first in the German speaking world to award a doctorate to a woman.
  • Until now, a total of twelve scholars at the Zurich University have been awarded a Nobel Prize, including Albert Einstein in 1921 and Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who in 1901 was the very first Nobel Prize winner in Physics.


University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, CH-8006 Zürich